Summer Camp Guide: Traditional Day Camps

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
Brownies sit with a counselor at Camp Molly Lauman

For a list of other day camps and residential camp options, go toColumbusParent.com/campguide.

Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council: Camp Ken-Jockety Day Camps

Ages served: completed grades K-6; leadership programs through 12th grade

Dates/times: 6/4-8/10; full day (6+ hours)

Description: The Wonderful World of Wizardry is our theme for discovering new ways to explore the great outdoors through potions, magical creatures and divination. This program also includes the traditional crafts, outdoor cooking, leadership and more. Nine one-week sessions are offered.

Cost: $100 grades K-6, $35 program aide and leader (grades 7-12)

Camp location: Camp Ken-Jockety, 1295 Hubbard Road, Galloway

For more information:Karen Goodin, kgoodin@gsoh.org, 614-487-8101, gsoh.org

Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council: Papinashuash Day Camp

Ages served: completed grades K-6; leadership programs through 12th grade

Dates/times: 6/4-6/8; full day (6+ hours)

Description: The Wonderful World of Wizardry is our theme for discovering new ways to explore the great outdoors through potions, magical creatures and divination. This program also includes the traditional crafts, outdoor cooking, leadership and more.

Cost: $70 grades K-6, $20 program aide and leader (grades 7-12)

Camp location: PASA Soccer Complex, 630 Hill Road N., Pickerington

For more information: Karen Goodin, kgoodin@gsoh.org, 614-487-8101, gsoh.org

Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council: Sugarbush Day Camps

Ages served: completed grades K-6; leadership programs through 12th grade

Dates/times: 6/4-6/8, 6/11-6/15, 7/9-7/13, 7/16-7/20; full day (6+ hours)

Description: The Wonderful World of Wizardry is our theme for discovering new ways to explore the great outdoors through potions, magical creatures and divination. This program also includes the traditional crafts, outdoor cooking, leadership and more.

Cost: $70 grades K-6, $20 program aide and leader (grades 7-12)

Camp location: Blendon Woods Metro Park, 5364 Cherry Bottom Road, Columbus

For more information:Karen Goodin, kgoodin@gsoh.org, 614-487-8101, gsoh.org

Ohio University Lancaster: Kids in College

Ages served: entering grade 4-9

Dates/times: 6/11-6/29; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Classes available include art, sciences, humanities, history, English, dance, basketball and volleyball.

Cost: $85 per class plus lab fees (if applicable)

Camp location: Ohio University Lancaster, 1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster

For more information: Maryann Lape, lape@ohio.edu, 740-681-3339, ohio.edu/lancaster/community/kidsincollege.cfm

Prairie Township Community Center: Summer Day Camp

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 6/6-8/10; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Run, jump, swim and play. The intention of camp is to give children an active summer experience and provide an alternative to typical child care.

Cost: $155 resident, first five days, $165 nonresident; additional days are $27

Camp location: Darby Woods Elementary School, 255 Westwoods Blvd., Galloway

For more information:Jeremy Dean, jdean@prairietownship.org, 614-907-7993, recreation.prairietownship.org

Smoky Row Children's Center: Schoolage Summer Camp

Ages served: 6-10

Dates/times: 5/29-8/9; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Activities are organized by weekly themes, including art, science, outdoors, books, music and games. Two field trips are scheduled each week with a bus for transportation. Field trip activities are varied.

Cost: $42 per day plus fees for trips and additional activities

Camp location: Smoky Row Children's Center, 8615 Smoky Row Road, Powell

For more information:Lisa Perruzzi, smokyrowcc@gmail.com, 614-766-2122, smokyrowchildrenscenter.com